I am visiting Providence and Newport in a few weeks and saw the below article yesterday. Does anybody know of a good place to get some lobster? The less fancy the restaurant the better.
Maine Lobster Prices
Feel Economic Pinch
July 31, 2008; Page D5
It's peak season for lobster in Maine, yet consumption of the crustacean has fallen to the point where it costs no more than sliced turkey in parts of New England.
A solid harvest and diminished demand from diners adjusting to the weak economy have pushed the retail price of lobster in Maine beneath $6 a pound.
Lobster lovers outside of New England won't notice any change in price, analysts said, since Maine's summertime catch is mostly soft-shelled and too fragile to ship long distances.